Type of Program:
Book publishers are invited to submit titles for consideration for the annual Trillium Book Award. There are prizez both for the winning recepients and their publishers. Furthermore, the publishers of all finalists receive a grant for promotion of their books prior to the announcement of the winners.
The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario Government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and writing.”
Comments on Funding:
The prize for the Trillium Book Award, awarded in both English and French, is $20,000 for the winning recipients and $2,500 to their publisher.
The Trillium Book Award for Poetry, which is awarded annually in English language and in French language every two years, provides a $10,000 prize to the winning poets and $2,000 to their publisher.
The Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language only is awarded in alternate years to the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French language, and provides a prize of $10,000 to the winning author and $2,000 to the publisher.
When It Ends:
January 31, 2022 - for titles published in November and December 2021
November 15, 2021- for titles published between January - October 2021
Next deadlines to be determined
Eligibility requirements for all books being submitted:
Specifically for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry it should be noted that:
For the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French Language only, it should be noted that:
For all award submissions publishers should note that submissions should:
complete the online Trillium Book Award Submission Form;
send one (1) copy of the submitted title with a completed copy of the Trillium Book Award Submission Form to Ontario Creates at 175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M4W 3R8.
submit their applications as soon as possible for titles published between January and October 2021, and no later than November 15, 2021, and; upon publication for titles published in November and December 2021 and no later than January 31, 2022.
This submission will not be considered complete until a copy of the published book has been received by Ontario Creates at the designated address. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the Trillium Book Awards. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered for the Trillium Book Awards.
Applicants must submit with their application form:
Other Things to Note:
The Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language will not be given out this year, but will be awarded for the Trillium Award for eligible titles published in 2021 and 2022 (to be announced subsequently in Spring 2023).